The Ballerina

The Ballerina

I was sitting outside a coffee shop this afternoon, when the radio started playing a beautiful song.┬áMy mind searched for the name of it and then suddenly I remembered. “Memory” from the Andrew Lolyd Webber musical, Cats. It’s a song that has a hold...

When I’m 94: Secrets to Living a Long and Healthy Life

Paul, John, Ringo, and George sang, “will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?” but nowadays people are living to be 94, 98, 102 years of age. We know this is partially thanks to the powers of modern medicine, but what does it...

Talking to Trees

I talked to a tree today. I know I probably sound crazy to you right now, but I talked to a tree, and I heard it talk back. To fully understand this story, you must rewind through my life to take a glance at these precious trees. When I was a child, I would sit in my...
Just Believe in Yourself

Just Believe in Yourself

For the past few weeks I have been listening as friends and family share their concerns with me. They want my advice and I will always give it readily and always lend them a shoulder to cry on. But lately I have been pressing on my own shoulders. Through the practices...
An Ode to My Roots

An Ode to My Roots

I am walking through a field of dragonflies. The hum of cicadas lingers in the air. Today I am spending my lunch break here, with my heels digging into the dirt. It doesn’t smell particularly nice and it’s hot, but I know this is exactly where I need to be...